Stative
Stative Sta"tive (st[=a]"t[i^]v), a. [L. stativus, fr. stare, statum, to stand.] (Mil.) Of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or quarters. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • stative — STATÍVE s.f. pl. (reg.) 1. Război de ţesut manual. ♢ expr. A pune pânza în stative cu cineva = a lucra în tovărăşie cu cineva, a se asocia cu cineva. 2. Instrument cu ajutorul căruia se întinde pielea vitelor tăiate, spre a fi curăţată de păr,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Stative — (für geodätische Instrumente) sind Dreibeine von etwa 1,25 m Höhe mit einem Kopfe zur Beteiligung des Instruments. Die Konstruktion ist abhängig von Größe, Gewicht und Bauart des zu tragenden Instruments. Für Höhenmesser, Winkelköpfe und ähnliche …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • stative — [stāt′iv] adj. Gram. of or designating a class of verbs that express a state or condition (Ex.: I have the keys; Sue is a lawyer; I know the facts), rather than an action …   English World dictionary

  • stative — sta|tive [ˈsteıtıv] adj technical a stative verb describes a state rather than an action or event, and is not usually used in ↑progressive 1(3) forms, for example belong in the sentence this book belongs to me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stative — adjective technical a stative verb describes a state rather than an action or event, and is not usually used in progressive 1 (3) forms, for example belong in the sentence this book belongs to me …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stative — adjective Date: 1874 expressing a state, condition, or relation compare active 3b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stative — /stay tiv/, adj. Gram. (of a verb) expressing a state or condition, as like, want, or believe, and usually used in simple, not progressive, tenses: I liked them. I want some. I will never believe it. Cf. nonstative. [1625 35; < NL stativus, L,… …   Universalium

  • stative — adjective asserting that a subject has a particular property Syn: descriptive Ant: dynamic …   Wiktionary

  • státive — s. f. pl …   Romanian orthography

  • stative — sta|tive [ steıtıv ] adjective LINGUISTICS used for describing verbs like know or own that deal with states, as opposed to verbs like listen, talk, or go that deal with actions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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